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Well, it looks like the specific brand display software is finally out.
I have previously used a C6 along with CalMAN Home Theater (Enthusiast) along with Mobile Forge to calibrate my Samsung displays.
I recently purchased a 2018 Q8 QLED.
The new software and current display should support Auto-cal.
A couple of add-ons are recommended:
-USB to serial adapter
-DB9 female to 3.5 mm adapter
I am not quite sure how these are going to be used.
There does not seem to be instructions/information on the Portrait Display's website.
Any thoughts/assistance appreciated.

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Any signs or rumors that this will support 2019 models (specifically the Q90R)?
 

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Any signs or rumors that this will support 2019 models (specifically the Q90R)?
In the main CalMAN thread, Tyler already has stated that support for the 2019 models will be in RC2.
Thanks for the reply. Any idea when they might release RC2? Or how long they usually take between releases?

I’m planning on getting the Q90R soon and I’d very much like to calibrate it as soon as I get it and then again after a few hundred hours of using it.
 

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Thanks for the reply. Any idea when they might release RC2? Or how long they usually take between releases?

I’m planning on getting the Q90R soon and I’d very much like to calibrate it as soon as I get it and then again after a few hundred hours of using it.


You can do a manual calibration until R2 has been released.
 

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You can do a manual calibration until R2 has been released.
Hi Tyler, does this also include HDR? specifically talking about the 21 point white balance, on both 2017 and 2018 ( and i suspect 2016 too) Samsung's I could not find a way to calibrate these manually due to the TV menu controls not matching up to the measuring points when in HDR mode

I had asked this in the other thread but it appears to have been missed.

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Hi Tyler, does this also include HDR? specifically talking about the 21 point white balance, on both 2017 and 2018 ( and i suspect 2016 too) Samsung's I could not find a way to calibrate these manually due to the TV menu controls not matching up to the measuring points when in HDR mode

I had asked this in the other thread but it appears to have been missed.

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I don't think you need to worry about the mis-labeling on the TV. They probably didn't want to show stuff like 97.7 :). The labels are fairly close so go by that. After AutoCal the TV 21 point values are the exact ones placed by AutoCal to the closest label.
 

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I don't think you need to worry about the mis-labeling on the TV. They probably didn't want to show stuff like 97.7 :). The labels are fairly close so go by that. After AutoCal the TV 21 point values are the exact ones placed by AutoCal to the closest label.
Hi mate

thanks for the reply, maybe i did not explain it well enough. I would like to do a manual multipoint HDR calibration on a Samsung.

I cant remember what the measuring points for 2017 where but I have Ryans Slides here for the 2018 sets. It starts 0,24.7,29.7 it then jumps to 44 and has a further 15 measuring points between this and 71%. It then has nothing (probably to do with the roll off) until 100

The TV only allows 5% increments up to 100, which is fine for SDR but when in HDR it's not just mislabeling, they are non responsive.

I guess my question is, If i buy a Q90r tomorrow can I currently do a HDR calibration with RC1 of calMAN Home?

The PDF suggests Manual calibration is possible, I am curious how as I never found a way for it to be done manually on older Samsung sets

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Hi mate

thanks for the reply, maybe i did not explain it well enough. I would like to do a manual multipoint HDR calibration on a Samsung.

I cant remember what the measuring points for 2017 where but I have Ryans Slides here for the 2018 sets. It starts 0,24.7,29.7 it then jumps to 44 and has a further 15 measuring points between this and 71%. It then has nothing (probably to do with the roll off) until 100

The TV only allows 5% increments up to 100, which is fine for SDR but when in HDR it's not just mislabeling, they are non responsive.

I guess my question is, If i buy a Q90r tomorrow can I currently do a HDR calibration with RC1 of calMAN Home?

The PDF suggests Manual calibration is possible, I am curious how as I never found a way for it to be done manually on older Samsung sets

cheers
2019 models are in store for RC2 IIRC what Tyler mentioned in the CalMAN release thread.

AutoCal will adapt to the specific display and mode for supported displays. For my 75Q9FN the HDR levels I get start with 34.7 and 40.6 at the low end and go to 78.5 and 100 at the high end. They are really weird:

34.7 40.6 54 61.6 65 67 69.4 71 72 73 73.5 74.4 75.3 76 76.3 76.7 77 78 78.5 100

Match them in order to the TV 5% increments from 5 to 100 and you're good :).
 

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2019 models are in store for RC2 IIRC what Tyler mentioned in the CalMAN release thread.

AutoCal will adapt to the specific display and mode for supported displays. For my 75Q9FN the HDR levels I get start with 34.7 and 40.6 at the low end and go to 78.5 and 100 at the high end. They are really weird:

34.7 40.6 54 61.6 65 67 69.4 71 72 73 73.5 74.4 75.3 76 76.3 76.7 77 78 78.5 100

Match them in order to the TV 5% increments from 5 to 100 and you're good :).
Thanks again

Pretty sure I did this with my Q7 and it did not work but I may have only had access to the 2018 slides and 2017 was different. Memory isn't the best...

I have a linker now so I can just use calmans own slides with my Rpi, may have a play later.

My worry was that if I was to purchase a new Samsung TV then the software would become a bit redundant for HDR calibration which is why I was hoping for a manual solution.

I appreciate there will be an update for 2019 sets but I was thinking 2020 and beyond


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Are 2 cables really needed?
Seems a bit redundant (RS232 male/female) in the middle.
Why not just a single cable for example 3.5 mm from EX-Link from television to USB (computer)?
 

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Are 2 cables really needed?
Seems a bit redundant (RS232 male/female) in the middle.
Why not just a single cable for example 3.5 mm from EX-Link from television to USB (computer)?
Yes. It's an RS-232 data connection despite being via a 3.5mm plug, so you need a USB-to-RS-232 adapter plus the USB-to-3.5mm cable. Otherwise, you'd need a single cable that has all those bits, and that would be expensive and very limited in utility (I currently don't know of anything else that uses this connection for RS-232). The standalone RS-232 to USB adapter can also be used with other things that use RS-232 protocols, such as Lumagen Radiance processors.
 

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Hi, I'm not sure if I should ask my questions in this thread or open a new one. I got a ks8000 tv and recently purchased CalMAN Home for Samsung, I've been reading different threads all over these forums and ended up with more doubts than before.

I watch movies from my NAS with PLEX app, sports from a pretty bad satellite receiver and OTA tv directly connecting the antena to the tv's onebox. According to some posts I should calibrate each input separately, others say just calibrate 1 and copy the settings to the rest. Since I can't calibrate the apps or normal tv I guess I just have to calibrate (and copy the settings to the rest) the hdmi input where the satellite receiver is connected.

Now, I could ask for a friend to lend me his firestick and use mobileforge but I saw www[dot]avsforum[dot]com/forum/139-display-calibration/3023002-cheap-test-pattern-generators-accuracy-thread.html not recommending mobileforge, can't I just plug my laptop to tv and use calMAN as a pattern generator?

Lastly, even if I calibrate the hdmi input where the satellite receiver will be plugged in, won't it process the image before sending it to the TV? the receiver is web[dot]archive[dot]org/web/20160802075326/www[dot]engelaxil[dot]com/media/wysiwyg/inersax/ersax/fichas-tecnicas/ficha-tecnica-receptor-RS8100HD.pdf (can't even check the specs on the current website). Do I leave all its settings as default? Anything special?
 

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We found a bug with regards to the color control. We will be releasing an updated version in the next few days with a fix.
Hi Tyler. Will this fix DDC for CMS not getting updated as well?
 
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